Summer Baseball Nation: Nine Days in the Wood Bat Leagues


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$29.95  $27.85
University of Nebraska Press
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6.4 X 8.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Will Geoghegan is an award-winning sportswriter in Rhode Island who covers the Newport Gulls and Ocean State Waves of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Since 2007 he has written about the Cape League at


"Will Geoghegan's beautifully written and richly detailed Summer Baseball Nation reminds one of why baseball--in its purest and most innocent form--is still the greatest of all sports."--Erik Sherman, New York Times best-selling coauthor of After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets--Erik Sherman "Guy Who Reviews Sports Books" (9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"If you've ever felt like pulling off the road to witness the last stop before WAR and OPS and WHIP stats overpower grassroots baseball, this is the book for you. Feel the breeze of a Cape Cod summer and the sound of wood bats hitting baseballs. Love this book."--Marty Appel, New York Yankees historian and author of Pinstripe Empire and Casey Stengel--Marty Appel "Guy Who Reviews Sports Books" (9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"A charming book about a charming element of American life."--David M. Shribman, Wall Street Journal--David M. Shribman "Wall Street Journal" (4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"This is an informative examination of an overlooked form of grassroots baseball that, for some players, can be an important step to the major leagues."--Wes Lukowsky, Booklist--Wes Lukowsky "Booklist" (4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Reading this makes one realize that there is so much more to the game than just the big money and big statistics. This book is baseball at the grass roots and it is so much fun to read that it comes highly recommended for any baseball fan."--Guy Who Reviews Sports Books--Wes Lukowsky "Guy Who Reviews Sports Books" (4/5/2020 12:00:00 AM)